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Recruiting the Right Team Member for your Practice: Part 1

Course Overview

Recruitment of new team members within veterinary practice is becoming increasingly difficult. The days of placing an ad and waiting for the applications to arrive have long gone.

In the current climate, the temptation is to employ whoever applies for the vacancy. Yet, this rarely results in a successful outcome. How do you know what you are looking for? How do you go about finding them?

This is the first of a 2-part course, where we will develop the recruitment skills you need to identify the right person for your team.

In Part 1, we will examine practice purpose and how this can affect finding the best person for the role, before turning to the practical aspects of recruitment.

You will learn how to complete a job analysis and plan and run an efficient and effective recruitment campaign, including how to produce a job advertising copy to attract attention.

Through self-reflection you will identify areas for further learning and investigation within your practice to ensure you get the most from the course. And we will be here to help you along the way!

Part 2 will complete the recruitment cycle, learning how to objectively assess candidates, including interview skills, and make the final recruitment decision.

Course Syllabus

Topics covered on this course include:

Practice Purpose

  • What is it?
  • Why is it important?
  • Understand how it affects recruitment

Job Analysis

  • The benefits and purpose of job analysis
  • Methods for job analysis
  • The information you need to obtain
  • Documents to produce

Running a Recruitment Campaign

  • How to plan a campaign
  • Legal considerations
  • Monitoring effectiveness
  • Options for advertising
  • Producing a job ad
  • Using a recruitment consultancy
Course Resources

Course resources include:

  • Access to our flexible online learning environment for the duration of the course
  • Lecture/s that can be viewed at any time, and as many times as you like
  • Interactive, tutor-guided learning forums
  • Supporting materials, tools and ideas for assisting with and supporting your learning
  • Assessed coursework with constructive feedback from your tutor
  • Practical documents created by you, tailored to the needs of your practice
  • Access to the course materials for a period after the course

Course Summary

Course duration: 3 weeks (hours flexible/self-directed study time in total)

Course type: Fully supported interactive online

Tutor: Caroline Pearson

Suitable for: Practice managers; senior veterinary nurses, vets and receptionists; practice partners and directors; and anyone who is involved with people planning and recruitment within veterinary practice.

£149.00

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Once payment is complete, you will receive an email asking for candidate details. Complete the form and submit. We must receive your registration in order to process your enrolment.

When do I start learning?

When you have successfully submitted your candidate registration, you will receive a confirmation message. You will be contacted prior to the course start date with information on how to join the VLE.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this module, successful candidates will be able to:

  • Complete an accurate and detailed job analysis

  • Plan and run a recruitment campaign

  • Produce a legally compliant job ad from the Job Description and Person Specification which will stand out from the crowd and attract the right people for your business

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Any Questions?

If you have any questions about any of our courses or online learning in general, or would just like a chat about your CPD requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Caroline Pearson

Your Tutor

Caroline Pearson

MA VetMB MRCVS CertRP MSc CMgr MCMI

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